Using the Instant Pot is the BEST way to make PERFECT soft boiled eggs. With Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs, the egg whites are perfectly set, yet the yolk is runny! These pressure cooker soft boiled eggs are the perfect complement to so many dishes.
Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs
When it comes to coloring eggs, hard-boiled eggs are a must.
But when it comes to topping ramen, rice, or avocado toast, soft boiled eggs are the only way to go.
And with a few adjustments in cooking time Instant Pot Eggs, you are guaranteed to get FOOL-PROOF medium or soft boiled eggs every single time. The egg whites will be perfectly set and white, and the egg yolks will have to be golden and runny. And when you make eggs in the Instant Pot, peeling the shells off these soft boiled eggs is a breeze.
The perfect technique for cooking soft boiled eggs in the pressure cooker requires very little work and very little time.
- Approximately 5 minutes to come to pressure
- 2-3 minutes cook time
- Quick-release immediately.
- Followed by an ice bath.
How to Cook Soft Boiled Eggs in Pressure Cooker
- Place 1 cup of water in the inner pot of pressure cooker (liquid is ALWAYS needed for the pressure cooker to be able to reach pressure.)
- ONLY use 1 cup of water for the 6 quart and 1 ½ cups for the 8 quart. Any more water will take longer to come to pressure, overcooking your soft boiled eggs.
- Place eggs in egg rack or carefully on top of the rack that the Instant Pot came with.
- Seal pressure cooker.
- Set cook time to 3 minutes.
- Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice and cold water.
- After cook time has elapsed, immediately release pressure, by using a wooden spoon or tongs to knock the valve from sealing to venting.
- Carefully, remove eggs from the pressure cooker and place them in an ice bath. Eggs are VERY hot, so use potholders or tongs if your fingers aren't made of steel!
- After eggs have been in an ice bath, until cool enough to handle (3-5 minutes), remove eggs from the ice bath.
- Peel and enjoy your PERFECT soft boiled eggs.
Medium Boiled Eggs
If you would like your eggs set up a bit more than soft boiled eggs, but not quite as much as hard-boiled eggs, follow the following cook time suggestions. This method has left me with egg yolks that are partially set, with a bit of runny yolk.
- Cook for 3 minutes on high pressure.
- Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes.
- Remove eggs from pressure cooker and place in an ice-water bath.
- Remove from ice bath once cool enough to handle, about 3-5 minutes.
Storing Soft Boiled Eggs
- Unlike hard-boiled eggs, soft boiled eggs are best used right away and MUST be used immediately after cutting open.
- If you are not using right away, place un-peeled soft boiled eggs in the fridge and store for up to 24 hours.
Instant Pot Basic Recipes
- Instant Pot Chicken Breasts
- Instant Pot Yogurt
- Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Instant Pot Quinoa
- Instant Pot Beans
Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs
- 12 large eggs
- 1 cup water
- Place 1 cup water inside inner pot of a 6-quart pressure cooker or 1.5 cups in an 8 quart instant pot. Add trivet or egg rack.
- Carefully place eggs on trivet or in egg rack. You can make as few or as many eggs as you desire.
- Seal the pressure cooker, ensuring the vent knob is pointed towards sealed.
- Set cook time to 3 minutes on high pressure--push the manual button and adjust timer to 3 minutes.
- While eggs are cooking, prepare an ice bath by placing several cups of ice into a large bowl and filling with cold water.
- Once cook time has elapsed, immediately, release pressure in Instant Pot by using wooden spoon or tongs to knock vent knob to vent position for Soft Boiled Eggs, let pressure release for 5 minutes for Medium Boiled Eggs.
- Using tongs, or pot holders, carefully remove eggs from pressure cooker and place in ice bath.
- Leave eggs in ice bath until cool enough to handle.
- Use immediately or store in fridge, unpeeled for up to 24 hours.